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Living situation, subjective quality of life and social network among individuals with schizophrenia living in community settings.

Hansson, Lars LU ; Middelboe, T; Sørgaard, K W; Bengtsson-Tops, A; Bjarnason, O; Merinder, L; Nilsson, L; Sandlund, M; Korkeila, J and Vinding, H R (2002) In Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 106(5). p.343-350
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between characteristics of the living situation in the community and subjective quality of life and social network among community-based individuals with schizophrenia. METHOD: A total of 418 individuals with schizophrenia from 10 sites were interviewed with regard to quality of life, psychopathology, social network and needs for care. Characteristics of the living situation investigated were: living alone or not, living with family or not, and having an independent or a sheltered housing situation. RESULTS: An independent housing situation was related to a better quality of life concerning living situation and living with the family to a better quality of life concerning family relations. An... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between characteristics of the living situation in the community and subjective quality of life and social network among community-based individuals with schizophrenia. METHOD: A total of 418 individuals with schizophrenia from 10 sites were interviewed with regard to quality of life, psychopathology, social network and needs for care. Characteristics of the living situation investigated were: living alone or not, living with family or not, and having an independent or a sheltered housing situation. RESULTS: An independent housing situation was related to a better quality of life concerning living situation and living with the family to a better quality of life concerning family relations. An independent housing situation was associated with a better social network regarding availability and adequacy of emotional relations. CONCLUSION: People with schizophrenia with an independent housing situation have a better quality of life associated with more favorable perceptions of independence, influence, and privacy. Their social network is better irrespective of whether they live alone or not, or with family or not. (Less)
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343 - 350
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10.1034/j.1600-0447.2002.02346.x
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between characteristics of the living situation in the community and subjective quality of life and social network among community-based individuals with schizophrenia. METHOD: A total of 418 individuals with schizophrenia from 10 sites were interviewed with regard to quality of life, psychopathology, social network and needs for care. Characteristics of the living situation investigated were: living alone or not, living with family or not, and having an independent or a sheltered housing situation. RESULTS: An independent housing situation was related to a better quality of life concerning living situation and living with the family to a better quality of life concerning family relations. An independent housing situation was associated with a better social network regarding availability and adequacy of emotional relations. CONCLUSION: People with schizophrenia with an independent housing situation have a better quality of life associated with more favorable perceptions of independence, influence, and privacy. Their social network is better irrespective of whether they live alone or not, or with family or not.},
  author       = {Hansson, Lars and Middelboe, T and Sørgaard, K W and Bengtsson-Tops, A and Bjarnason, O and Merinder, L and Nilsson, L and Sandlund, M and Korkeila, J and Vinding, H R},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {343--350},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Living situation, subjective quality of life and social network among individuals with schizophrenia living in community settings.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0447.2002.02346.x},
  volume       = {106},
  year         = {2002},
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